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Your Rights to Access Work with a Disability

In the UK, everyone has the right to work and pursue their chosen career, regardless of any disabilities they may have. The Equality Act 2010 protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace and ensures that they are treated equally to their non-disabled peers.

Under the Equality Act, employers are required to make reasonable adjustments to the workplace in order to accommodate the needs of employees with disabilities. This can include things like providing special equipment or adapting work processes to make it easier for an individual to perform their job.

If you are an employee with a disability and you feel that your employer is not making reasonable adjustments to accommodate your needs, you have the right to raise this issue with your employer or seek assistance from an external organization such as the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

It is also important to note that employees with disabilities have the right to request flexible working arrangements in order to better accommodate their needs. This could include things like working from home, adjusting working hours, or taking time off for medical appointments.

Overall, it is important to remember that you have the right to access work and pursue your career goals regardless of any disabilities you may have. If you feel that your rights are being violated, don’t be afraid to seek assistance and stand up for yourself.

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